Umid is from Bukhara, Uzbekistan, he is a student at BSU, Uzbekistan, 4th year economics department, also he works as night manager at thehotel Minzifa. He is very active guy, he is looking for a free time everyday so his volunteer work is his main hobby!
His involvement to Y-PEER Network started with the fact that he was invited to ToT in Tashkent in 2010. Now he sais that he's crazy on Trainings and can easily organizestocks coverage over 1000 and he gets real pleasure from the process. Through thenetwork, he developed some new skills, and improved existing. After he wasinvited to TBT motivation for the next 10 years was provided abd that iscontinuing till this day ... Now they already have a close-knit team and they alllove what they are doing!
Umid is polite and kinda modest person, and he sais that it is not expected for him to become a "Volunteerof the month". He said that he just provided training in his spare time, he nevercounts the number of his trainings per week, month or year. Often he even forgets to send reports to the list and as he sais, he is doing this for fun,really. Most great pleasure for him is when his peers asking "How you achievedall these and how to do the same thing?", and this is the highest award.
He sais that confidence is the most important thing that came into his life with working in peer education. Umid sais: "I really became more independent,more confident, sometimes more demanding to myself. The second is -Communication. I can not say that I was shy, but the network has helped me tofind a common language with all absolutely. The Third - Teamwork. By nature, Ilike to do everything myself. But now I realized that the team makes everythingmuch easier, especially when the team is very united.
Aboveall, I wanted to say that being in thenetwork, I realized how many opportunities we have".
Umid has a great experience as a volunteer - in2009 he became a volunteer (activist) YIC "Kelajak Ovozi" and he still works with this organization. This is certainly a great experience. "Kelajak Ovozi"served as the foundation for me. He recently won a competition held by UNDP, as he sais, he is a multifaceted volunteer!=)
Young people had their say on Post-2015 Development Agenda
Wednesday, 24 April 2013 15:52
"Ask the young. They know everything" Joseph Joubert. This statement is proved again in March (25th - 26th) when more than a 100 young people from different countries, who are working in various development areas from participated on the consultation process for post-2015 global development agenda. Young people were excited to share their knowledge with each other. The Youth Multi-stakeholders Meeting was definitely the place for young people to lead the discussion on the Post- 2015 Development Agenda. "I committed myself to be the change I want to see in the world" one of the participants said. The meeting provided young people brief introduction on the Millennium Development Goals (MDG) and its review process, Post-2015 development and the High Level Panel of Eminent Persons (HLPEP) and their roles. We discussed on global partnership, thematic priority goals and how to ensure the implementation and monitoring of the post-2015 agenda. One of the outcome of the meeting was a communiqué that were circulated to related stakeholders.
On the 25th Mar, youth delegates joined the Meeting with HLPEP on the Post- 2015 Development Agenda. In the meeting with HLPEP, youth delegates made presentations on themes that we concern and some suggestions from the perspective of young people. Then a 15 minutes discussion with HLPHP followed up and young people communicated with the HLPEP freely, expressing our own ideas on the post-2015 agenda.
" I believe that when young people from different knowledge and cultural backgrounds meet and work together and understand each other, we may begin to have a global partnership" Mustafa Al-Sufi, Y-PEER's Yemen.
From Y-PEER network six young people joined the meeting representing from China, Nepal, Philippines, Uzbekistan and Yemen. During the meeting Y-PEER had a strong presence in the meeting participating and contributing for the objective of the meeting by facilitating the meeting, working on the thematic papers and being speakers on the meeting with HLPEP, facilitating the sessions/discussion and also becoming part of the communiqué drafting team . Moreover, Y-PEER members have had active participations on raising the young people’s SRHR issues with other partners and organisations including Youth Coalition, International Women Health Coalition (IWHC), ARROW, Restless Development, Plan International, IPPF, etc.
Overall it was a successful meeting leaving positive hopes among young people that their voice are included and addressed by the UN Secretary General while developing post-2015 development agenda.
Wu Yumeng (Y-PEER China) & Mustafa Al-Sufi (Y-PEER Yemen)